PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This weekend on Flashpoint, we kick off Women’s History Month with host Cherri Gregg asking the burning questions about the pink collar recession.
More than two million women have left the workforce since the pandemic began with Black and brown women hit hardest by the economic crisis. Before the COVID-19 crisis, women made up majority of the work force and nearly three quarters of service industries that have suffered most due to closures.
Diane Cornman-Levy, executive director of Women’s Way joins Brenda Shelton-Dunston, executive director of Black Women’s Health Alliance and Jen Devor, president and co-founder of Better Civics, and a mother who left the workforce to tend to her daughter.
The Patriot Home Care Changemaker of the week is Juntos, a grassroots organizations that advocates for Latinx immigrant rights. Executive Director Erika Guadalupe Nunez discusses the group’s new “Our Sanctuary Schools” campaign.
The initiative is seeing more concrete policies regarding ICE and Philadelphia public schools, the need for healing and safety, translation services and more.
Flashpoint airs every Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. on KYW Newsradio 103.9FM and 1060AM. It also airs at 5 a.m. Sundays on B101FM and WPHT 1210AM, at 6 a.m. on WOGL 98.1 and TDY 96.5 and 6:30a.m. on 94.1 WIP.
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